It is to our collective shame that we have allowed this crisis to engulf us in the very year that Asean is supposed to set up its much touted Asean Community. First of all, how did this crisis happen? Aliran...
Never mind the United States and Singapore. Look at how the ringgit is faring against the baht in post-coup Thailand. We are even slipping against the Indonesian Rupiah of late. Where are we heading?
One of the factors contributing to the persistent fiscal deficit in Malaysia has been the deliberate and gradual reduction of income tax rates over the years. From a fairly progressive tax system, Malaysia has moved towards a regressive tax system....
Police have said they believe human trafficking syndicates are behind the series of murders in mainland Penang. This was what I was alluding to in my blog post in August 2014: Bukit Mertajam in the spotlight - for the wrong...
While the floods in the East Coast have claimed lives, more bodies have been found in Penang, this time in Machang Bubok and Bayan Lepas. Steven Sim raises some pertinent questions: Krisis pembunuhan warga migran di Pulau Pinang masih belum...
Even as Asean goes about forming the Asean Community in 2015, a major regional controversy is brewing in the Mekong Delta, where a Malaysian firm Mega First Corporation Bhd plans to build a 256MW dam. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m25!1m8!1m3!1d7806242.792431344!2d105.313198!3d17.187618!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m14!1i0!3e6!4m5!1s0x3128a6c7420d0173%3A0x7a3a73a18748e18a!2sXayaburi+Dam!3m2!1d19.254016999999997!2d101.813667!4m5!1s0x31130ff0c26e905d%3A0x60650fedcf8f235a!2sDon+Sahong+Dam!3m2!1d13.943852999999999!2d105.956283!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1418460504950&w=600&h=450] The Don Sahong...
Aliran is screening this film at its office on Tuesday, 9 December. To get to the Aliran office, see Google Map here.
It didn't take long for Indonesia's new reformist president Jokowi to run into controversy. Human rights activists have criticised his decision to appoint the former army chief of staff, Ryamizard Ryacudu, as Indonesia’s new defence minister. Ironically, Jokowi had said...
I was planning to write something about this ban, but a Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil beat me to it in this piece published in Malaysian Insider. I just want to add two more points to what Kamal has written: the...
As Indonesia's reformasi movement reached its climax with the installation of the reformist Joko Widodo as president, what is happening within Malaysia? We seem to be bogged down with petty ethno-religious issues (to divert our attention away from ...

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